Belmont University: Maple Hall Residence

About This Project

Maple Hall is a six-story student residence housing 198 students. The building is constructed using a two-way, post-tensioned concrete flat plate to maintain low floor-to-floor heights. The stair towers and elevator tower are constructed using concrete to support the lateral loads. Additional concrete shear walls are strategically placed in the demising walls of the rooms. A post-tensioned concrete transfer beam is utilized to transfer five floors and provide an open lobby at the main building entrance. The size of the transfer beam is coordinated with the client to allow the beam to be hidden within the desired coffered ceiling. The superstructure is supported by a deep foundation, and the roof is constructed using a series of light-gauge metal trusses to form the gable roof.

Nashville, Tennessee